Zachary Fridirici developed the idea for MedDocLive after working at Epic Systems, one of the country’s top healthcare software companies. As a project manager for Epic, Zachary experienced first hand how difficult transitioning to Electronic Health Records could be for professionals in the healthcare field. He saw how this transition could put an enormous strain on the healthcare worker and unnecessarily disrupt the doctor’s (EHR) routine and schedule. One of the major barriers to successfully implementing EHR is physician adoption. In 2009 Zachary elected to pursue his passion and attend medical school at the University of Loyola in Chicago, Illinois. During his fourth year of Medical School, Zachary launched MedDocLive.
MedDocLive’s objective is to improve end-user adoption by providing tech-savvy medical students and residents to staff hospital go-lives across the country and to provide “at the elbow” go-live support when hospitals use the software for the first time. The tech-savvy medical students and residents help bridge the gap between medical tasks the physicians are trying to complete, and how to complete those tasks using the software.
MedDocLive’s platform allows Medical students and residents an opportunity to make valuable connections and income. MedDocLive’s consultants typically make more in one week with MedDocLive than they make in one month from their residency salary. This provides the medical student and/or resident an extra source of income to help temper the sometimes incurred debt of medical school. Below are a few testimonials from our consultants.
I had a great time working with MedDocLive to teach providers how to use EPIC for the first time. Not only did we get flown out, put up in a nice hotel, and paid handsomely for our work, but as a fourth-year medical student I got to network with people in a residency program I was exploring and even teach a major player in my field how to use the EMR! I would do it again in a heartbeat, and I hope you'll keep me in mind for future go-lives.
Loyola Stritch School of Medicine M4
Providing go-live support at Henry Ford Hospital was awesome! I definitely felt that my background as a medical student dramatically increased my ability to assist with the transition to a new EMR by allowing me to more easily develop relationships with the physicians whom I supported. As an added bonus to the much-appreciated opportunity to make some money as a medical student, it was fun to learn about a different hospital, see a new city, and meet a lot of great people.
My time working with MedDocLive at Henry Ford Hospital was outstanding. The experience was well organized and structured to provide quick response times to help facilitate the utilization of EPIC by the residents and physicians. A system was in place to help troubleshoot any of the issues the residents and physicians had with EPIC, with very fast turnaround time. Overall, I had a great experience at Henry Ford Hospital and it was obvious the residents and physicians were grateful for the support while going live with EPIC.
University of Utah School of Medicine
I enjoyed working in the ED. I felt like I was able to make a difference through helping providers optimize EPIC to improve work flow efficiency. I never felt overwhelmed by questions and problems, but remained consistently busy during my shifts. All the administrators and staff were receptive to our efforts.